Ravens Scratch-off Fan Finds $50,000 Nest Egg with Different Game

Lucky lady wins with Hit it Big scratch-off

207-Hit-It-Big-ITVM_P1-goldA Ravens scratch-off fan who tried playing a new Maryland Lottery instant ticket for one day won a whopping $50,000 just in time for Christmas! The lucky player from Pasadena said she saw a lot of people playing the Hit it Big scratch-off so, instead of purchasing her usual Ravens game, she gave the $20 ticket a try.

Is she ever glad she did!

“I just saw everyone playing the Hit it Big game and I figured, why not,” she said. “I am a huge Ravens fan and I love that scratch-off, but on a whim I tried something different.”

The 44-year-old bought three of the instant tickets at Royal Farms #39 at 2500 Mountain Road in Pasadena. While she sipped her coffee, the IT specialist scratched off the games. She realized one ticket was a big winner and immediately ran outside the store to alert her fiancé, who was waiting in the car. The Anne Arundel County couple double-checked the game and realized she won $50,000.

“We are still in shock,” said the fiancé. “Our lives are going to change because of this.”

They have three small children and will use some of the prize for Christmas. The happy winner also plans to pay some bills and invest the rest. She hasn’t given up on the Ravens scratch-off, though! Just like loyal Baltimore Ravens fans keep flocking to the team’s home games despite a losing season, our winner said she plans to keep playing the Ravens scratch-off. After all, she can enter her non-winning tickets into the second-chance contest in hopes of capturing the coveted prize of season tickets for 20 years.

Try your luck with the Hit it Big ticket, which went on sale in June and still has two $1 million top prizes waiting to be found at Lottery retailers. The game also has two undiscovered $50,000 prizes and 16 more $10,000 prizes.